September 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM
KELOWNA - David Lee Marshall has always lived a solitary life. His niece Heather Mahony says that being alone is just part of his personality.
"He never had a phone number. The only way to get a hold of him was to contact his younger brother who lived on the same property as him."
No one in Marshall's family has seen or heard from him in about six years.
The family is searching for him so they can fill him in on his parents' health situation. Both of Marshall's parents are aging, and his mother has dementia. While neither of them are in life-threatening condition, the family thinks Marshall needs to be updated.
Because of the way he lived his life, his family is having a hard time locating him.
"We can't do a social media search or google search for his phone number," Mahony says.
Marshall's last known address was at a government subsidized residence in Kelowna. Mahony isn't certain exactly when it happened, but the residence was demolished about five to six years ago.
Mahony and her family have contacted B.C. Housing which says they are looking through their client lists to find Marshall's name. They hope a friend or healthcare worker may see his picture and recognize him.
Another concern is he may have passed away and since he didn't have a driver's license, the authorities would've had trouble identifying him.
The family wants to reconnect with and offer help if he needs it. Mahony says he may need a place to stay. Most of his family lives on Vancouver Island and the rest are in Ontario.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of David Lee Marshall, the family is asking you contact Heather Mahony at 250-248-4634, or Tom Marshall at 250-248-5690 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Lee Marshall is seen here in a family photo. His is in the top row, second from the left. The photo is 23 years old.
Image Credit: Contributed/Heather Mahony
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